Bachelor of Science degree from Queen Margaret University.
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
REASONS FOR CHOOSING THIS PROGRAMME
Degree from a top International University
The only Occupational Therapy Bachelor in Greece that is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).
The Metropolitan College participates as a full member in the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE).
Establishment of IOSR
Metropolitan College has established the Institute of Occupational Science and Rehabilitation in order to support and contribute in research projects that promote science progress.
As a reward for the IOSR activity, Metropolitan College Faculty of Health Sciences is a World Rehabilitation Alliance (WRA) accredited member, a WHO global network for the implementation of the “Rehabilitation 2030” initiative.
Accreditation of professional qualifications, according to current provisions as set out by the legislation in force and the Ministry of Education.
Ability to study entirely in Greek.
Classes in laboratories
Application of theory in practice in the fully organised, proprietary Occupational Therapy labs of the Metropolitan College.
Clinical training (6-8 weeks), required for the recognition of professional rights, through a network consisting of more than 30 collaborating public and private hospitals and rehabilitation centres.
Occupational Therapy Symposium
The Metropolitan College organises the annual Occupational Therapy Symposium, with renowned speakers from all over the world.
The only College with Health Sciences graduates who are registered members of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
The BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy studies at the Metropolitan College focus on the application of theory in practice. For this reason, students perform clinical training from the very first year of their studies. The objective of the Occupational Therapy Bachelor is to form professionals who are in a position to offer their services to people of all ages whose lives have been disrupted by physical injury, development problems, old age as well as social and emotional problems, in order to regain the skills that are necessary for functional independence, health and well-being.
Drawing on the theoretical and research background from the fields of medicine, psychology, neurology, pathology, sociology, anthropology, etc., Occupational Therapy is the science that aims to improve and restore skills that are necessary for living independently, such as self-care, work, entertainment, activities at home and in the community.
The Occupational Therapy Department of the Metropolitan College covers the subject matter of studying the individual’s functional activities in the areas of self-care and productivity, identification of dysfunctional elements and specialised ergotherapeutic intervention, aiming to achieve the best level of functionality and adaptive behaviour possible, so that they successfully resume the functional roles of their lives.
The occupational therapist’s profession has been characterised as “One of the 10 professions in high demand” (careerbuilder.com), “The best professional career” (U.S. News & World Report) and “A profession with 2% unemployment” (CNNMoney). Occupational Therapists work with each person individually, in groups or at a family and community level, aiming to promote health and well-being through their participation or re-engagement with activities and work.
More specifically, they engage in dealing with the repercussions of the disease or disability that contribute to any kind of exclusion from living independently at all levels of a person’s daily life (individual, social, family, professional, etc.), by conducting a detailed analysis of the physical, environmental, psychosocial, intellectual and cultural factors that hinder the execution of a task and by suggesting relevant adjustments.
Since 2014, the Metropolitan College has been a full member of the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE). In this capacity it participates earnestly in the activities of the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education. In 2019 it hosted the annual ENOTHE Occupational Therapy International Conference in Athens.
Additionally, Metropolitan College is one of the main partners of the Erasmus+ funded “Leisure Skills Project”, an initiave aiming to develop and improve the management skills of leisure time of people with mental and/or developmental difficulties.
MODULES PER YEAR
- Principles of Professional Interaction in Occupational Therapy
- Finding and Consuming Knowledge
- Human as Occupational Beings
- Occupational Therapy process across the life span
- Service Learning
- Manual Handling
- Practice Placement I
- Academic Essay writing
- Academic English
- Human Physiology and Anatomy
- Assessment and Analysis : Information-based decision making for therapy
- Intervention I: Developing core skills for Therapy
- Intervention II: Critically applying core skills for Intervention
- The Neuroscience of Occupation
- Enabling Occupational Performance through Assistive Technology
- Practice Placement II
- Critical Considerations of Occupation and Occupational Therapy
- Reconstructing Occupation: Therapy, Theory & Practice
- Evaluating Occupation and Occupational Therapy
- Practice Placement ΙΙΙ
- Inter-professional Education
- International Exchange: Professional autonomy and critical engagement with learning (Exchange Students only)
- Translating knowledge into Practice
- Transformation Through Occupation
- Professional Autonomy and Critical Engagement with Learning
- Practice Placement IV
- Childhood Studies
- Group-work in Occupational Therapy
- Independent Study: Critically engaging with Occupational Therapy (Direct Entrants only)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy programme offers the necessary qualifications to those who wish to advance professionally in the field of Occupational Therapy. Graduates of this programme can have a career as members of rehabilitation teams in private and public sector organisations, such as:
- rehabilitation centres or institutions for those suffering from chronic diseases
- nursing homes and Open Care Centres for the Elderly (KAPI)
- community mental health centres
- special education units
- withdrawal centres
- correctional institutions
Furthermore, they can work as freelancers, by establishing their own Occupational Therapy Centres, or they can continue their studies in postgraduate university courses in Greece and abroad, for further specialisation.
This programme is aimed at graduates of secondary education who wish to advance professionally in the field of Occupational Therapy.
Documentation Required for Enrolment:
- High School Graduation Certificate (grade of 10 or above)
- Letters of Recommendation by High School teachers
- Identity Card
- Copies of Identity Card
- Other certificates/degrees (if applicable)
- AMC Application Form
A personal interview complements the evaluation of the above documentation.
Cases of candidates with proven prior knowledge in the field – in addition to their secondary education – are examined on a case-by-case basis.